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Norman B. Leventhal Map Center

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center (NBL Map Center) at the Boston Public Library (BPL) was created in 2004 in an unusual public-private agreement between the BPL and map collector-philanthropist Norman Leventhal.

This partnership has enabled us to create public access to the 200,000 maps and 5,000 atlases in the Library's collection. Mr. Leventhal envisioned that these extraordinary cartographic riches would be the foundation of educational programs for students of all ages. In support of this goal we have created an engaging web presence and exhibits that are free to the public and archived on our website. Our state-of-the-art preservation program will ensure our map heritage for future generations.

In the brief years since the founding of the NBLMC, we have launched a website, conserved and cataloged thousands of maps, sorted and properly stored thousands more, hired the library's first professional Map Curator in more than forty years, created and distributed free curricular materials for middle and high school teachers, toured thousands of Boston area students through the maps, mounted three major gallery exhibits, and planned for a permanent, state-of-the-art Map and Study Center to be located on the third floor of the BPL's historic McKim Building in Copley Square, Boston.

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Tides 47
Atlases 21
Bible 15
Charts 12
Roads 11
Maps 3
Globes 2
Buoys 1
Civics 1
Coasts 1
Ocean 1
Rivers 1
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by Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598; Diesth, Aegid. Coppenius (Aegidius Coppenius); Llwyd, Humphrey, 1527-1568. Mona druidum insula
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Catalogus auctorum includes 92 names. Epigram on t.p. verso has 16 lines
Topics: Atlases, Dutch, Geography
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by Ptolemy, 2nd cent; D'Angelo, Jacopo, tr; Nicolaus Germanus, 15th cent., ed; Schnitzer, Johann; Hol, Lienhart, printer
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Title and imprint from Goff and ISTC
Topics: Cosmography, Geography, Atlases, German, Geography, Ancient, Early maps
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
by Ptolemy, 2nd cent; D'Angelo, Jacopo; Silvani, Bernardo; John Boyd Thacher Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Imprint from colophon
Topic: Geography
Source: folio
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by Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, 1571-1638; Blaeu, Joan, 1596-1673
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Seconde partie. Dated 1650
Topic: Atlases, Dutch
Source: folio
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by Ptolemy, 2nd cent; Pirckheimer, Willibald, 1470-1530; Regiomontanus, Joannes, 1436-1476; John Boyd Thacher Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Imprint from colophon (Q8 recto); most copies have the misprint "Argentoragi"
Topics: D'Angelo, Jacopo, Geography
Source: folio
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by Freytag, Gustav, 1852-1938; Freytag, Berndt und Artaria
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Below imprint: Cum privilegio
Topics: Hydrographic surveying, Nautical charts
Source: folio
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Boston Public Library copy previously under call number: Atlas 1526.1893
Source: folio
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Engraved title page
Topics: Atlases, Ocean, Nautical charts
Source: folio
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by George Philip & Son; Edinburgh Geographical Institute
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Topics: Historical geography, Economic geography
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Source: folio
Signatures: [*]¹A-C². 12 p. text with index
Topics: Charts, diagrams, etc, Nautical charts, Pilot guides
Source: folio
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by Mercator, Gerhard, 1512-1594; Hondius, Jodocus, 1563-1612; Jansson, Jan, 1588-1664; Keere, Pieter van den, 1571-ca. 1646; Goos, Abraham
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Topic: Atlases, Dutch
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Source: folio
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by Frye, Alex Everett, 1859-1936; Davis, William Morris, 1850-1934. New England States
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Atlas published 1896. Supplement published 1897
Topic: Geography
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
by Mercator, Gerhard, 1512-1594; Hondius, Jodocus, 1563-1612; Saltonstall, Wye, fl. 1630-1640; Cotes, Thomas, d. 1641; Sparke, Michael, d. 1645; Cartwright, Samuel, d. 1650
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Folded plate of New England signed "Simon Passeus sculpsit" and with imprint "London printed by Iames Reeue
Topics: Atlases, Dutch, Political geography
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Source: folio
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by Gomme, George Laurence, 1853-1916; Stanford, Edward, 1827-1904
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Boston Public Library copy previously under call number: Atlas 1265.3.1911
"August 1881."
Topics: Real property, Cities and towns
Source: folio
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Topic: Geography
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Topic: Geography
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by De Brahm, John Gerar William, 1717-ca. 1799
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Attributed to John William Gerar De Brahm
Topics: Pilot guides, Nautical charts
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by Bartholomew, J. G. (John George), 1860-1920; Roth, Bernard, 1852-1915
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Boston Public Library copy previously under call number: Atlas 1976.B2.1923A
Topics: Literary landmarks, Coinage
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Source: folio
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by Frye, Alex Everett, 1859-1936; Scudder, Myron T. (Myron Tracy), 1860-1935. New York
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Edition statement on front cover
Topic: Geography
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Topic: Geography
Source: folio
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by Butler, Samuel, 1774-1839; Hall, Sidney; Weller, Edward, d. 1884, engraver; Longmans, Green, and Co; Spottiswoode & Co
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Topics: Classical geography, Geography, Ancient, Historical geography
Source: folio
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by Bradford, T. G. (Thomas Gamaliel), 1802-1887; Ticknor, William Davis, 1810-1864
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Engraved t.p
Topics: Atlases, World maps
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by Labberton, Robert H. (Robert Henlopen), 1812-1898
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Versos of the maps, containing text, are included in paging
Topic: Historical geography
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Source: folio
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Topic: Geography
Source: folio
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Boston Public Library copy previously under call number: Atlas 1994.S5.C2.1906
Topics: Catholic Church, Missions
Topic: Commercial geography
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by Hartford Rubber Works Company
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Includes index
Topics: Automobile travel, Roads
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Topic: Historical geography
Source: folio
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by Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (Great Britain)
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Includes index
Topics: Missions, Ecclesiastical geography
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by Bartholomew, J. G. (John George), 1860-1920
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"A brief survey of the coinages of Asia, by J. Allan": p. 97-128
Topic: Coinage
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by Shanghai Yuan Dong di li xue hui; Dingle, Edwin John; Fruin, Harold John
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Inset map: Hainan
Espenhorst, J. Petermann's planet
Topic: Historical geography
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
by Times Publishing Company (London, England); George Philip & Son
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
Date estimated from other publications advertised
Topics: Classical geography, Geography, Ancient, Historical geography
Source: folio
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by Dutt, William A. (William Alfred), 1870-1939
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Includes index
Topic: Natural history
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by Bradford, T. G. (Thomas Gamaliel), 1802-1887; American Stationers' Company
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Topic: Atlases
Nineteen of the maps relate to America. cf. Phillips, Philip L. A list of geographical atlases in the Library of Congress, no. 410
Topic: Geography
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by Labberton, Robert H. (Robert Henlopen), 1812-1898
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Versos of the maps, containing text, are included in paging
Topic: Historical geography
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
by Stieler, Adolf, 1775-1836; Berghaus, Hermann, 1828-1890; Justus Perthes (Firm : Gotha, Germany)
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Topic: Geography
Source: folio
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
by Lobeck, Tobias; Lotter, Tobias Conrad, 1717-1777; Wagner, Joh. Mich. (Johann Michael), d. 1821; Eichler, Gottfried, 1715-1770
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Date of imprint suggested by Phillips
Topics: Geography, Atlases, German
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
by Labberton, Robert H. (Robert Henlopen), 1812-1898
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Boston Public Library copy previously under call number: Atlas 1970.L2.1886R
Topic: Historical geography
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by Vogel, Karl, 1828-1897
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Includes engraved illustrated title page containing table of contents (1 folded leaf)
Topic: Atlases, British
Source: folio
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Maps engraved by Philippe Galle
Topic: Atlases, Dutch
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by Campi, Antonio, 1536-ca. 1591; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner. MB (BRL)
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Part 2 has title (within ornamental border) : Historia delle vita de' duchi, et duchesse di Milano, con i loro veri ritratti cauati al naturale. Compendiosamente descritte da Antonio Campo ... Che e in ordine quarto libro della sua historia di Cremona. Milano, F. Ghisolfi, 1642
Topic: Nobility
Boston Public Library copy previously under call number: Atlas 1010.2.M6
Topics: Bible, Classical geography, Classical geography in literature, Geography, Ancient, Historical...
Source: folio
At head of title: The handy book with the big maps
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by Hughes, William, 1817-1876; Adam and Charles Black (Firm)
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by John Bartholomew & Co; Edinburgh Geographical Institute; Frederick Warne and Co
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by Bartholomew, J. G. (John George), 1860-1920; Brooke, G. C. (George Cyril), 1884-
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"A brief survey of the coinage of Africa and Australasia from the earliest times to the present day; by G.C. Brooke": p. 67-92
Topic: Coinage
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by Vereeniging Toeristen Verkeer Batavia
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Maps bound in guidebook
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by Andree, Richard, 1835-1912
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Index to Andrees allgemeiner handatlas
Topics: Atlases, Indexes
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Topics: Commercial geography, Economic geography
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by Bartholomew, J. G. (John George), 1860-1920; Thomas Nelson & Sons
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Added engraved folded titlepage "A system of geography with new maps," M:Vander Gucht sculp
Topics: Atlases, British, Maps
Source: folio
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by Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain). General Literature Committee; Clark, Samuel; Grove, George, 1820-1900
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Plate II bound facing p. 16
Topics: Bible, Geography, Ancient
Title page in red and black
Topics: David, King of Israel, Solomon, King of Israel, Bible
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Topics: Classical geography, Classical geography in literature, Geography, Ancient, Historical geography
Source: folio
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by Bartholomew, J. G. (John George), 1860-1920
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Boston Public Library copy previously under call number: Atlas 10.4.1890
Topic: Atlases, British